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Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

Gent, Belgium
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See Ghent from a new perspective on a 40-minute boat tour down the Leie, offered in 5 languages to suit your preference. In addition to navigating, your guide provides historical anecdotes about a range of medieval landmarks passed along the way, from St. Bavo’s Cathedral to 13th-century monasteries. Don’t forget your camera: Panoramic views of the riverbanks are frame-worthy.
  • 40-minute boat tour along the Leie River
  • See top landmarks from a perspective rare to visitors
  • Guide offers historical facts and anecdotes
  • Offered in English, Dutch, French, German, and Spanish
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On-board commentary in several languages
Drinks (available for purchase at the jetty)
Korenlei 4 , Korenlei 4, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Korenlei 4A, 9000 Gent The green boathouse near the bridge.

4/1/2022 - 10/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
11/1/2022 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:10:45 AM - 03:45 PM
1/1/2023 - 3/31/2023
Monday - Sunday:10:45 AM - 03:45 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY De Bootjes van Gent - Rederij Dewaele
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Nice way to see the city and learn some history
, Jul 2022
This boat trip was lovely. The guide was great, the boat was comfortable (and had umbrellas for the occasional rain spells during the trip) and we learned a lot. If you're a planner and want to make sure you have everything locked down before your trip you can buy these tickets on Viator. However, you can also buy them right at the departure point for an even lower price (at the time we were there, anyway). And there are plenty of tickets available.
Confirm it's an English tour
, Apr 2022
Tour/boat driver asked who needed English tour and several of us raised our hand but he said that will be too hard for me. So he spoke French 98% of the time and the 2% in English was mostly negative comments. Don't order tickets early as weather may be cold and rainy and you won't want to go. But if you buy tickets confirm it's an English tour not French.
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, Sep 2021
The boat tour of a Ghent was such a treat! Very informative and we got to see the whole city from the water!
Wonderful tour of Ghent!
, Sep 2019
Tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, very fluent in our language (English), and helpful. We learned a lot of history, saw many beautiful buildings, all while relaxing on a river cruise. Excellent tour, highly recommend.
Allez-y gaiement !
, Aug 2022
Guide très sympathique et très bonnes informations pour comprendre la culture flamande et l’histoire de la ville de Gand!
Le guide fait les...
, Apr 2022
Le guide fait les commentaires dans les 3 langues mais ne raconte pas la même chose. C'est gênant quand on comprend un peu mais pas tout des autres langues. On s'attend à écouter la traduction et on ne l'a pas.
Super balade
, Apr 2022
Très bonne explication de la part du capitaine .très jolis ville magnifique architecture très agréable
Ontdek het Oude Gent
, Mar 2022
Hele leuke boottrip. Ik heb op 20 maart een boottocht gemaakt. Online een ticket gekocht. Dit ging heel gemakkelijk. Ik kon alleen geen vertrek tijd vinden op de site.. Dus zijn wij naar het verzamelpunt gegaan. En de boot zou over 10 minuten vertrekken. Dus dit was goed te doen. De schipper is ook de gids, hij vertelde leuke dingen over de stad Gent. Dit doet hij zowel in het Nederlands, Frans of Engels. Leuke boottocht om de oude stad Gent te ontdekken.
Super beau, mais on entendais pas grand chose
, Nov 2021
Super beau et intéressant, mais à l'arrière on entend très très mal le guide, malgré le micro... On a saisi seulement quelques bribes, mais le trajet est sympathique
, Sep 2021
Chouette activité d'une bonne durée mais difficulté de comprendre le guide en français. Nous avons perdu beaucoup de commentaires
, Jul 2021
Réservation faite à midi et excursion faite à 15h30. Tout était réglé dés notre arrivée. Juste montrer notre réservation et c'était dans la boite.
Buen paseo.
, Jan 2020
Muy buena experiencia. Fuimos el 31 diciembre porque el día de año nuevo no había plazas. Paseo muy agradable por los canales y el guía nos explicó muchas cosas que de otra forma no sabríamos. El tour fue en inglés y francés pero intentó hablar un poco en castellano te ofrecen guía en papel en español.
Superbe promenade en bateau et guide très intéressant
, Nov 2019
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié cette promenade en bateau. Le guide, très sympathique parlait plusieurs langues et ses informations sur l'histoire de la ville étaient très intéressantes. Cette visite est un excellent avant-goût de la ville à faire de préférence en début de séjour pour pouvoir explorer, par la suite, les monuments et quartiers présentés. Un grand merci

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